Enjoy the juicy oranges and scallops with a hint of mint in this pasta dish that's as refreshing as a breeze. It's easy to make and delicious. This is a great dish for guests. It's light enough to serve as an appetizer.
Remove the orange flesh from the membranes. Cut them in half. Chop the scallops in half.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the scallops and lightly sauté both sides. Add the sauce from Step 1 and bring it to a boil. When it boils, turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl.
Add the oranges and minced mint leaves to the bowl from Step 3 and toss lightly. Chill well in the fridge.
Cook the spaghetti. When done, drain well and rinse under cold water to firm it up.
Drain the pasta well, then add it to the chilled sauce from Step 4 and toss everything together. Dish it up.
Sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil on top, and enjoy.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love the combination of oranges and seafood. Adding mint leaves makes this pasta dish very refreshing.
-The key is to pour some extra virgin olive oil over the pasta right before eating. This improves the aroma and makes it even more delicious. -If you don't like mint, you can use basil leaves and this pasta will still be amazing.